Putting it All Away

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Whenever I design a component, or a full rig or anything in between I always ask myself the question ‘where does this live’? My personal kit relies heavily on storage in ‘really useful boxes‘ – maybe Peli cases would be better, but maybe not, Pelis are heavy and expensive, great for the shooter who flies […]

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Battle Tested Plate

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Jon from ShootBlue contacted me to put my car rig into his rental inventory.. before production was even complete. I provided him with this non anodized preproduction plate, large. He now has the anodized production version and returned this one after a year of being battered at his rental house, it is still fully functional   […]

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Ratchet Levers

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If you make rigs little finding little components like levers can an obsession. HIR_S1 rigs used the same Kipp levers as you find on rigs such as the Element Technica Mantis. We soon found smaller, neater better levers, however. The basic requirement of a lever is that it is of a pull and ratchet design, of course […]

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The Beauty of The Barrel

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The barrel nut is a threaded barrel or cylinder, you see them holdng together furniture and even whole houses To me it is a wonderful engineering solution. We use a lot of them in HIR components Firstly most rigs are made of aluminium, this is a soft metal that is not ideal for threading, certainly […]

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Scooter and GoPro

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HIR designer Sam Morgan Moore was hired as a GoPro grip for this scooter event for Disney Kids Mixing a preproduction handlebar and elements from the car rig he was able to get some interesting POV shots      

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Gregs S1

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Greg Kohs chose a HIR S1 for documentary shooting in the early days of the DSLR journey    

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Numeroff : Morning Of

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DP Richard Numeroff was probably one of the first to get 7d material on a major Channel Four Doco – a reconstruction of the Morning of Septeber the 11th. He shot with an HIR rig and a Kessler Slider.

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